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Dilly Dilly

“Lavender blue, dilly-dilly 
Lavender green 
If I were king, dilly-dilly, I’d need a queen…”

I’ve been sitting in a hammock doing some googling and I’ve learnt that dilly was a medieval word for ‘cheers’ but it’s also an obsolete word for delightful. And apparently Cleopatra used lavender as a tool of seduction, women used it to “inflame” their husbands and sex workers used it to attract clients. So there you go, some old etymology and some lessons in seduction. Oh, and here’s me and @19syllables naked in the lavender fields. Cheers! I hope we delight and seduce you!

Sinful Sunday


  1. Another lovely day out with you. It feels great to have kicked off the naked photography season off in such beautiful surroundings. Cream tea and filthy conversation too; we’re so damn wholesome/subversive. xx

  2. Beautiful & so inventive – can always rely on your images on both counts!

  3. Oh my! What beautiful images of two beautiful women.

  4. How utterly delightful!

  5. There is a Dairy Queen chain around here where their signature treat is a Dilly Bar. Never knew! Though you two don’t need any lavender to be seductive, I dare say! And do I spy some unsuspecting people in the background? Naughty, naughty! Or dilly dilly!

  6. What glorious images. Both so warm and inviting, glad you had such a productive day out!
    Missy x

  7. Brilliant photos ladies – I adore lavender too x

  8. Made me wondering of a field full of people in the same pose, would be quite a sight .

  9. Sounds like a great way to spend a day out. Lots like you had a lot of fun, and have come away with some beautiful photos.

  10. <3 Stunning images – I can almost smell the lavender and feel that sunshine x

  11. Oh just brilliant, colourful . . . and so sexy . . . photos !!!
    Simply wonderful !!!
    Xxx – K

  12. This looks like a fab day out, I can almost smell the lavender flowers that surround you, and I am envious of the fun and laughter getting naked to sneak a picture you will have had!

  13. I remember this rhyme from childhood! And your pictures are magical!

  14. Delightful! Your outdoor adventure with friends are my favorite! And these are so bright and lovely, I can almost smell the lavender.

  15. I love these shots… the comfortable confidence you capture in these is wonderful x

  16. Oh I really love this and can only imagine what a lovely day the two of you must have had! These images are gorgeous!

    Rebel xox

  17. Just wow! These are such beautiful photos of you both and at such a lovely location.

  18. Such beautiful photos! ??

  19. Those pictures are wonderful! They express freedom, beauty, connection and I can almost smell the flowers!

  20. I have to ask, lavender or other, does @19syllables need anything more to add to her attractiveness?

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      June 30, 2019 at 10:57 pm

      She’s does shine in that lavender and as a model. She’s less reliable behind the camera – we had to do my leg shot twice because first time she was holding the camera the wrong way! Our days out are always ridiculous!

  21. What beautiful shots and perspectives! Love the colors too!

  22. You most definitely do. There are Lavender Fields not that far from me but I have not managed to explore them…. yet


  23. Stunning photos they are both brilliant. I don’t particularly like the smell of lavender but the colour is so pretty.

  24. What beautiful images! I love lavender so much and you look so carefree and relaxed, stunning!

  25. Seduce? I think you’ve both already done that long ago. Captivating. Rapt with attention and wild imaginings

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